The media and the left just got their scalp. Andew Pudzer, restaurateur and CEO, will not be the Secretary of Labor.
Puzder statement: "After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor."
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) February 15, 2017
The Washington Post reports:
He continued: “I want thank President Trump for his nomination. I also thank my family and my many supporters — employees, businesses, friends and people who have voiced their praise and hopeful optimism for the policies and new thinking I would have brought to America as Secretary of Labor. While I won’t be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team.”
Pudzer’s support in the Senate had fallen below sustainable levels, as Democrats slow-rolled his nomination hearings. According to WaPo, at least 12 Republican senators had failed to support the president’s nominee, pending his hearing–which will now never happen.
First, the press complained that Trump was taking too long to nominate his cabinet (he wasn’t). Then they attacked every single one of his picks. Now Democrats have slowed the confirmations to the slowest pace since George Washington. He’s got 9 of 15 slots filled, now minus one to fill.
Maybe now that they’ve got their scalp, Democrats will allow Rick Perry, Ryan Zincke, Sonny Perdue, Wilbur Ross, Tom Price, and Ben Carson to move forward. This is fairly disgraceful.